Many of us are familiar with learning disabilities, like dyslexia, or auditory processing deficits and how these difficulties affect a child’s academic abilities. However, many people are unaware of the fact that learning disabilities can directly impact a child’s ability to make friends. Many common learning disabilities are the underlying causes for poor social skills.
We all know the people who are “the life of a party”, those people who have a knack of drawing people in, who know instinctively, the right thing to say, and how relationships work. Then there are those who seem awkward and uncomfortable in social situations. They are not the only one’s who feel self-conscious,
It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice. -Anne Tyler “The other day I told my son that he shouldn’t go to a party where there was drinking and drugs, you should’ve seen the look I got! All I want to do is make sure
Children quickly learn to report bad behavior, i.e., tattling. In an effort to stem this natural reaction, progressive educators are teaching children to turn the same reporting behavior into “tootling,” where children learn to report positive behavior. Besides the cute name, it caught my eye and held my attention because it makes so much sense.
We had a great class, this past Tuesday. It is our 5th and, sadly, our last class in our “How To Talk” series. Courtney Evenchik and I are enjoyed our jobs as facilitators of this workshop. In this class, we talked about how to praise our kids the right way. Kids can feel uncomfortable when they